Recently, many publishers use the print-on-demand concept. This concept reduces storage needs, avoids overstock of non-selling books and overall reduces costs for them and keeps prices low for the consumer. A win-win for both. One wonders why it took so long for the fashion industry to adopt this great concept.
Redbubble is one of the first companies ever to offer print-on-demand leggings. Their leggings are from stretchy, shiny lycra-clad which feels smooth and not clinchy on the skin. The shine is soft, i.e. it will not add pounds like shiny, shiny does. The leggings come in various colors, prints, and patterns from international designers. You can find everything from cat prints and cartoon characters, over floral to artsy abstract or geometric prints including ethnic inspired pattern. The variety of designs is so large that women at any age can find a print they feel comfortable with to wear not only at the gym.
When I was asked to review a Redbubble print-on-demand leggings sample, I picked this unusual sunflower pattern. I love that the design looks like an old-time sunflower photography. So sophisticated! These colors permit adding everything from white over beige, mocha, brown to black. They also look great with any bright solid color.
These leggings are so nice that it would be a shame to just don them at the gym with a T-shirt (photos above). Thus, I also styled them for the weekend (photos below). In a casual work environment, this outfit may even work for Casual Friday. When I wore the leggings, I got a lot of compliments even from my girl friend who never wears leggings.
I wore the leggings during dance practice (first three photos of this post). I really like that at the end of 1.5 hours of intensive dancing, they still felt dry and did not stick to my skin.
The last styling inspiration in this post shows the Redbubble leggings worn what I call Alaska streetstyle. It is the same outfit as shown above, but with a thermo skirt and shearling motorcycle jacket added, and the pumps swapped for shearling booties with socks (not visible). Here the colors of the print tie the outfit of winter white and brown shearling with the black booties, skirt and gloves together. I wore this outfit at -20F (-28.9oC) just with pantyhose underneath and felt ok walking slowly the 150 yards (~137 m) from the car to the office building. Next time, I will style the leggings with a trench coat and a turtleneck sweater for the weekend. These leggings definitively will see more of the world than just my closet and the gym.
Which Redbubble legging would you choose and how would you wear them?
Redbubble’s leggings differ in price depending on the pattern and designer, but the leggings are worth every cent. Speaking of money, here is another thing I love about Redbubble. If you create a design, you can even sell it with zero hassle on a healthy range of incredibly high quality products (see here for more information). How cool is that? Making money with your own designs. And the next Holiday Season starts in less than seven months! 😉
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Photos: G. Kramm (2015)
Disclosure: The leggings are a sample from Redbubble. The post is not endorsed by Redbubble. It represents my own 100% honest opinion.
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